Putting cabbage over fire can transform it into a soft, sweet, deliciously smoky dish.
Why This Recipe Works
To prevent cabbage from falling apart on the grill, we slice it into thick wedges, keeping the core intact. Salting the cabbage in advance draws out moisture, which then turns to steam on the grill, helping soften even the tough interior of the wedges. A tangy lemon vinaigrette brushed on the cabbage before grilling speeds browning while adding flavor and seasoning. By reserving a portion of the vinaigrette before grilling, we’re left with a bright sauce to drizzle over the warm cabbage.